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Visitor's Guide: Stoked on Central Oregon since 1997


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Let our local knowledge give you a jumpstart on a great time.

For more than 22 years, the Source Weekly has been bringing locals and visitors info on events, restaurants, beer, outdoor activities and other things they need to know to get a full-stoke experience in Central Oregon.

Every week, our team of news and culture experts rolls out a giant calendar of events, as well as a wealth of cool stories that tell the tales of local happenings. With so much local knowledge packed inside each weekly newspaper, it only follows that the Source would be the ideal team to bring visitors their own introduction into the Central Oregon scene. 

Scout is aimed at helping visitors get started on a rad time in Central Oregon—packed with intel on how to Eat, Drink, Go and Play. 

If you’re looking for details on shows and events happening while you’re visiting Central Oregon, our website,, is a great resourceor pick up a copy of the Source in the blue boxes on the street, or on racks in a host of rad local businesses. is also a resource for things including our Happy Hour Guide, our Restaurant Guide, The Leaflet—our guide to all things cannabis—and Central Oregon Pets, covering our beloved furry friends.

Welcome to Central Oregon. Now get out there and Eat, Drink, Go and Play!

Want to know what’s happening tonight? This weekend? Next week?

See the most comprehensive events calendar in Central Oregon right here on our website. 

What’s inside Scout:

Be Nice, You’re in Oregon: A primer on the region. Best of Central Oregon: Winners of our local readers’ poll, including food, drink and local shops. Yonder: Details on towns near Bend. 

Introducing our Restaurants of the Year: Our staff awards a handful of restaurants top honors in our annual Restaurant Guide. These are the places that impressed us in 2019. Local food cart pods: Why limit your choices on food and drinks, when you can be surrounded by options?

Redmond drink tour: Redmond’s adult beverage scene is rapidly expanding. Our staff enlisted the help of a local party bus to check out the range of new options. Our staff’s beer recommendations: Yes, Central Oregon has a lot of great beer. Here are a few local classics to get you started.

Local venues: What to expect in live music. Happenin' events: The year’s biggest events and why to go. Books by Bendites: Locally written guidebooks to check out. Best of the Nest: Winners in the readers’ poll for our parenting magazine, Bend Nest

Floating the Deschutes River: The basics, Do This, Not That. Beyond the big stuff: Alternative outdoor adventures to beat the crowds. Fun with the kids: 10 spots to take the family in Central Oregon. Pole Pedal Paddle: A profile on one epic outdoors race and Elk Lake in Winter: Snowy bliss in the Cascades.

Now get out there and Eat, Drink, Go and Play!

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